Winnie the Pooh at Abriachan
The Highland Council Countryside Rangers are inviting families with younger children out to the woods on Wednesday 4 August to take part in a Winnie the Pooh event.
Visitor numbers soar at Highland Folk Museum
Visitor numbers at Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore have steadily increased since The Highland Council, who own and manage the facility, took the decision to make it a free admission attraction.
Expo Appoints Young Ambassadors
The countdown to launch for Scotland’s Housing Expo has been marked with the induction of its newest recruits.
Council asked to agree principle of outsourcing its leisure and cultural services.
Highland Councillors are being asked to agree the principle of establishing an arms-length organisation to deliver all activity concerning its leisure and cultural services.
Pioneering new house building model to be considered
Highland Councillors are being asked to consider investigating the feasibility of a pioneering new model of providing much-needed affordable homes in the Highlands.
New parking restrictions for Harbour Road, Inverness
From Monday (2 August), The Highland Council is introducing new parking restrictions at a busy location at the Longman Industrial Estate, Inverness.
Touring theatre show hits Inverness to bring care helpline to life
An engaging new touring theatre production arrives in Inverness this week in a bid to ensure people in need of community care are aware of the service offered by Care Information Scotland.
NHS support Council’s Skye and Lochalsh recycling trial
As part of The Highland Council’s recycling trial NHS Highland premises in Skye and Lochalsh will be doing their bit to increase recycling and reduce waste to landfill.
Death of former Highland Councillor
Former Highland Councillor Mrs Rita Finlayson from Helmsdale has died after a long illness.
New Pay on Exit system introduced at Rose Street Car Park, Inverness
A new “pay on exit” scheme, similar to that used at the Eastgate Centre, Inverness, will be introduced at the Rose Street Car Park, Inverness, from Tuesday (3 August).
Open day marks major facelift of Broadford care home
An open day is being held on Thursday 5 August betweeen 2 – 4 pm at An Acarsaid, The Highland Council’s care home for older people in Broadford, Skye, to mark the completion of a £1.4 million refurbishment.
Green light for sustainable homes at vacant city site
A brownfield site in Inverness that has lain derelict for over 15 years will be transformed to provide 100 sustainable homes, backed by Scottish Government funding, First Minister Alex Salmond announced today.
Great Glen Way whole way walk- the longest guided walk in the Highlands
The Highland Council's Great Glen Way Rangers will be undertaking their annual pilgrimage through the Great Glen again this year and the public are invited to join them in what is a fantastic walk through one of Scotland’s most spectacular working landscapes.
The fighting forces of centuries past converge on Fort George
Britain’s mightiest artillery fortification - the impressive Fort George near Inverness - is gearing up for its biggest ever event.
Nairn’s Primary Care Centre opens for patients
Nairn’s new Primary Care Centre, the largest and most integrated health development in Scotland , opens its doors to patients tomorrow (Tuesday 27 July).
Popular Top Dog’s Day Out Event Is Back
Dog lovers will have the chance to show off their pet’s talents at a fun event being held near Aviemore this weekend.
Am Baile transports you through time
The Highland Council's Highland history and culture website, “Am Baile”, is displaying a photographic exhibition of old images on 'Transport through the ages' from Monday 2nd August in Inverness Museum and Art Gallery.
Green light given for Aviemore Primary
The Cairngorn National Park Authority has approved plans for a new £9 million community school to be built in Aviemore.
New Director of Social Work appointed
The Highland Council’s recruitment panel for director-level appointments has unanimously appointed Bill Alexander as its Director of Social Work.
Meeting the Gruffalo in Caithness
Youngsters in the Caithness area have enjoyed ‘Meet the Gruffalo’ sessions over the first few weeks of the school holidays.
Highland Youth Convener to represent Scotland on International Stage
Highland Youth Convener, Magnus Monahan, has been selected as one of Scotland’s 10 delegates to attend the World Youth Congress in Istanbul.
Inverness Highland Games and Armed Forces Day Preview
One of the most anticipated events of the Inverness Summer Festival takes place on Saturday when the Inverness Highland Games and Inverness Armed Forces Day celebrations combine for the first time to create one of Scotland's biggest Gatherings of the year.
Party time for West Highland Wayfarers
Calling anyone who has walked the West Highland Way. You are invited to join a party in the West End of Fort William to mark the completion of the new end of the famous walk from Milngavie.
Discovering the world of minibeasts
The Highland Council’s Countryside Rangers are planning three events to help people discover the world of minibeasts and their biodiversity.
USA trip opportunity for Inverness Highland Games’ spectators
The Inverness Highland Games is seen as the “perfect partner” for the world’s first feature length film, exclusively featuring user-generated video clips posted on YouTube.
Highland team tackles dog fouling during national Poop Scoop Week
Dog fouling is one of the main areas of concern for residents in the Highlands and that is why The Highland Council is playing its part in National Poop Scoop Week, which begins on Monday 26 July.
Opening of new attraction at Grantown
Staff at the Craig MacLean Leisure Centre, Grantown, are inviting all locals and visitors to the official open of the outstanding new indoor climbing wall on Sunday (July 18).
Fort William regeneration project at the West End nears completion
Works to Gordon Square and the west end of the High Street in Fort William are nearing completion, with the majority of works expected to be completed on Friday (16 July).
Council publishes consultation reports on Highland school closures
The results of statutory consultations carried out by The Highland Council to amalgamate or close rural primary schools which the Council considers are no longer educationally viable will be available for public viewing from Wednesday 14 July for three weeks.
Recycling competition winner presented with prize
A Highland resident has won £250 in vouchers to spend on a new bike simply by recycling.
Ardersier veteran receives medal from St Valery-en-Caux
An Ardersier veteran has received a medal for his service in the 51st Highland Division when he fought alongside French forces at the battle of Saint Valery-en-Caux in 1940.
Highland residents warned to be on guard against free home alarm offers
Highland Council Trading Standards are warning all residents to be on their guard when answering ‘cold-call’ telephone sales calls offering a ‘free home fire and security survey’, if they agree to a home visit by sales staff.
Build-up to new waste collection trial begins
In a move to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill The Highland Council will be running a new 6 month trial of new waste collections in Skye and Lochalsh.
The Culloden Avenue treasure trail
The new sculpture trail in Culloden Avenue will feature in a special treasure trail event organised by The Highland Council’s Countryside Rangers on Tuesday 13 July.
Opportunity for local businesses to apply for extended licences during Royal National Mod
The Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross Divisional Licensing Board have designated the Royal National Mod being held In Caithness between 8th and 16th October 2010 as a special event of local significance for Caithness and have agreed to grant applications for extended hours, until 1.30am, for on-sales premises for the duration of the event.
Afternoon party marks official opening of Lochbroom House
Lochbroom House, a care home for 11 older people in Ullapool, was officially reopened yesterday (Tuesday 6th July) following a £1.4 million refurbishment.
Emergency road closure on The Black Isle
The Mount Eagle road, between Culbokie and Munlochy on the Black Isle, has been closed by the Police this afternoon in the interest of public safety.
Caledonian Canal Ceilidh Trail – Cuairt Cèilidh a’ Chanàil Chaileannaich
Members of the 9th Caledonian Canal Ceilidh Trail embarked onto the Jacobite Queen to the sound of a Sailors Hornpipe played by ceilidh trailer Rachael MacDonald today (6 July, 2010) at Tomnahurich Bridge, Inverness to promote the new band line up for 2010.
Highland MSYPs vote on new manifesto for the Scottish Youth Parliament
Seven young Highland representatives for the Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) attended their Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Livingston on 26- 27 June to decide on their manifesto.
Highland Communities encouraged to put forward projects for Broadband improvement funding
Rural communities across the Highlands are being encouraged to put forward bids for a share of million Euro fund that could bring enhanced Broadband to their area including improved coverage and faster connections.
Portree High School wins Waste Awareness film competition
A group of pupils from Portree High school have won the recent film competition run by The Highland Council to promote greater awareness of waste and recycling.
Residents and Day Attenders go on-line
Residents and Day Attenders from Bayview House in Thurso can now go on-line to keep in touch with families and friends.
Temporary road closures for Rod Stewart concert
On Saturday 17 July Rod Stewart will be performing at Tulloch Caledonian Stadium in Inverness and temporary road restrictions will be in place before, during and after the concert.
City's historical cobbles find new home at EXPO
Granite cobbles that once paved the streets of Inverness city centre have been given a new lease of life as part of Scotland’s Housing Expo.
Week of Caithness coast events and walks
Summer is here so why not get out doors with the Highland Council Countryside Rangers and join a guided walk or event along the Caithness coast next week?
Council welcomes sponsorship for Lochaber boy’s team
Pupils from Lochaber High School’s Senior Boys’ football team recently met BSW Timber to thank them for the generous sponsorship of their team strips.
Remembering Scotland at war
Pioneering online museum and social network set to capture Scotland’s memories of conflict
Volunteers spruce up Caithness bird hide
A bird hide in Caithness received a fresh coat of paint this weekend (Sunday 25 July 2010) as a local countryside volunteer group set to task with brushes and preservative.